"What we have created is a tool for moving through the deeper and darker days of Winter, a season that often comes with a lot of transitions and emotions."
Alexis offers herbs to add to our tarot toolkit and how to engage with them.
This tree has so many food and medicinal uses, and is central to so much folklore, it is a true witch’s tree. Here's a simple recipe for a nourishing ritual drink!
"We call in the notorious full moon in Scorpio, with it’s fierce intuition, it’s deep commitment to being engaged in mystery, and it’s continuously transformative path."
[Guest Post] Since you're already going through the motions, you might as well add some sparkling intention.
Andi shares some herbal remedies to help with the treatment of bronchitis.
We each have our own wounds, scars, and challenges, but the truest healing takes place when we see their place in a shared story and work to heal and move forwards together.
The rowan tree is one of my favourites, and just now, it’s at its most beautiful. Here are a few thoughts on this magical tree, and how to make a garland from its berries.
I have to begin with me. I want to reassert my boundaries as a response to what just happened, and I want to reassert openness and find a channel through which to pour all this love inside me out into a world that is in pain.
"I’m no expert, but flower remedies feel a bit like magical potions to me. I make them for myself and for those close to me, like emotional salves to help us through difficult times."
The lesson of wild roses is complete love and acceptance, and their medicine can only go this deep because of the protection offered by the thorns.
[Guest post] Reader SJ on their experiences in 'following their dreams' whilst dealing with disability.
[Guest post] "The suit of Pentacles asks us to seek out the green, abundant spaces in our life. If we lack such places, we must learn to grow them. If they have become overgrown, we must learn to find the sunlight again to nourish our roots."
[Guest post] "I connect the fiery energy of the wands to two different kinds of herbs: warming stimulants and cooling nervines."
I’ve been dabbling in herbal self-healing for a few years. I’ve read up a little here and there about different herbs, their medicinal and magical properties and how to use them. Experimented with tinctures, teas and wines. Learned to identify a few of my favourites in hedgerows, roadsides and canal banks. Then a few weeks ago, Em …
[Guest post] "In the realm of Cups, I turn to herbs that are soothing and moistening, helping the us to travel through the element of water with clarity."
[Guest post] Our journey through the world of tarot and herbalism begins with the suit of swords and element of air.
The truth is, I’ve been in a bad mood for weeks. Waking up with an inexplicable crossness each morning, as if there were two sides to my bed and it was even possible to have a ‘wrong side’. And if I’m not angry, I’m sad, and tired. Can’t open my eyes, can’t wake up, can’t …
[Guest post] Herbalist and homesteader Alexis J Cunningfolk's new series explores the connections between tarot cards and herbalism.
What an awesome way to spend a Sunday. Hanging out in Leeds with a bunch of women, learning about four summer herbs. I’ve been practicing simple herbalism for a few years – experimenting with tinctures and teas, testing out my remedies on myself and a few friends. Most of what I know I’ve picked up from …